Lisa Sugarman
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Lisa Sugarman

"Sugarman is a professional, accomplished writer, and her easy-to-read essays should prove smoothly satisfying to general readers. Appealing, embracing essays about everyday life."—KIRKUS REVIEWS "Sugarman's sane, funny advice will ring true with today's parents. Sugarman has quite the online following with her nationally syndicated opinion column, "It Is What It Is.'' Excellent for public library collections."—LIBRARY JOURNAL "Sugarman deftly deconstructs some of the biggest myths facing parents and offers advice and strategies to help soothe anxious moms and dads. Cycling through everything from friend drama and separation anxiety to playing nice and emotional development, "Untying Parent Anxiety" is a funny but honest journey through the most common stages of raising kids that reinforces that parenthood is a beautiful, imperfect work in progress. Simply stated, "Untying Parent Anxiety" is a highly recommended addition to personal reading lists of parents with children between the ages of 5 and 8, as well as community library Parenting Skills collections."—MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Lisa Sugarman writes a lot. Like, a L O T. She's an author, a nationally syndicated humor columnist, a parenting expert, a speaker, the founder and moderator of The Vomit Booth Parenting Group on Facebook, and the perfectly imperfect wife & mom to her high school sweetheart and two grown daughters. Her latest book, How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids And Be Ok With It: Real Tips & Strategies for Parents of Today’s Gen Z Kids, is a unique blend of practical, real-life parenting advice from deep inside the trenches, with proven clinical strategies, language, advice, and tips from Lisa and her childhood friend and colleague Debra Fox Gansenberg, MSW, LICSW, Founder & President of New Beginnings Counseling Service, P.C. out of Boston. Lisa is also the author of Untying Parent Anxiety: 18 Myths that Have You in Knots—And How to Get Free, designed to help parents of children ages 5 to 8 dial down their anxiety and take a more humanistic approach to raising kids. She also writes the syndicated humor column "It Is What It Is," featured in over 500 GateHouse Media, Inc. newspapers and parenting websites around the country. And her debut book, LIFE: It Is What It Is, spent several weeks on the Boston Globe Local Bestseller List. A collection of her 50 favorite "It Is What It Is" opinion columns, LIFE: It Is What It Is is available on Amazon, at select Boston-area bookstores. A long-time columnist for GateHouse, as well as a regular contributor on GrownAndFlown, LittleThings, Care(dot)com, This Mama Wines, More Content Now, and MommingHubb.com, Lisa understands, first-hand, that we can't control everything that life throws at us, but we can control how we react to it. "We're supposed to screw up, make bad decisions, and lose our way,"​ Sugarman says. "Because the reality is, life isn't perfect...it's messy, chaotic, and sometimes just plain mean. But it's also joyous, fulfilling, and endlessly surprising. We just have to remember that we're all a work in progress." Lisa has made frequent radio and TV appearances from coast to coast, including LittleThingsLIVE, GrownAndFlownLIVE, Mom Deconstructed, The Expectful Podcast, The Warren Lawrence Show, Mr. Mom, Talk of the Town, The Brynn Project, The Experience Pros, Morning Magazine, KPQ News Reports, and Midday Cafe with Jack Baldwin, speaking about the unpredictability and messiness of life. She reminds us that it's only when we realize that life isn't a straight line that we can finally find happiness.
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